Milestones (OPINION)

  • By Miles H Barber Publisher
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Playing possum was a fun game as a kid. You laid still, didn’t move and pretended to be asleep. Over the past several months our Charter Review Committee has been meeting to discuss changes to our City Charter. This was primarily focused on creating new districts for our Council elections to comply with current law. However, there were a couple of trial balloons floated by the...

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Police Report

Police Report

  • Submitted by Santa Clara PD
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The Police Blotter highlights a partial list of incidents in the city and is distributed on a weekly basis. The Blotter provides the date, time, approximate location, a narrative summary of the incident, case number and the most serious arrest charge. Meanwhile, the Arrest Log provides a timely, chronological summary of all of the arrests made by the Santa Clara Police Department. It includes...

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Commercial Sale of Marijuana Halted Until 2019, Council Appoints New Planning Commissioner

  • By David Alexander
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An ordinance calling for a one-year moratorium on the commercial sale of marijuana caused friction between Santa Clara City Council Members. In a 5-2 vote, the Council prevented the City from defaulting to state law that passed last year permitting recreational use of marijuana in California. Although cities are unable to prohibit the growing of marijuana plants for personal use, they can...

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Looking Back

  • Compiled by Mary Hanel, Historic Preservation Society of Santa Clara
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Week of November 8th Headlines   100 Years Ago: Santa Clara News (November 9, 1917) Bank of Italy Buys More Banks: Takes Over the San Jose Safe Deposit Bank and Two San Joaquin County Institutions J.S. Knox, Business Efficiency Expert, to Give Lecture at San Jose's Healds College Russia Unsettled by Civil War: Immediate Peace with Kaiser Declared: Japanese May Intervene At...

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Work Daze

The City’s Contractual Conundrum

  • By Alissa Reyes
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Contracts are tools used to create clear lines of intent between parties and to make statements in the contract legally binding. Recently, it has become public that the City of Santa Clara has not followed best contracting practices when working specifically with Banner Public Affairs—therefore not protecting itself and Santa Clarans. In a memo sent on Oct. 26 to the City Council, City...

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Santa Clara Around Town

Santa Clara This Week

  • The Santa Clara Weekly
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 Weekly Events Calendar Thursday, November 9 Artist Talk: Ana Teresa Fernández: SCU’s de Saisset Museum. 7-8:30 p.m.   Friday, November 10 Santa Clara Players’ Agatha Crusty and the Health Spa Murders: Triton Museum of Art. Tickets: $18. See www.scplayers.org for dates and times.   Saturday, November 11 Veterans Day Program: Santa Clara Veterans...

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WORK DAZE: Your Radical Sabbatical

  • By Bob Goldman
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Here's a good idea -- after reading this column, tell your manager that you are going out to get coffee and don't come back for a year. You'll still be paid your full salary and, when you return, your job -- and your coffee -- will be waiting for you. It's not a fantasy. It's a sabbatical. How many companies offer paid sabbaticals to their employees? According to the 2017 Employee...

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